Posted on 03/25/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ohio has a Jane Austen costume exhibit opening this summer — and a complementary exhibit starts tomorrow in England.

"Jane Austen Undressed" opens Saturday and runs through October 2 at Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Hampshire.

The displays mostly focus on what would've been underneath Regency dresses, but the Guardian expects a main draw to be an undershirt.

Not just any undershirt, though — the one Colin Firth wore in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice when he, playing Mr. Darcy, emerged from a lake and bumped into Jennifer Ehle’s Elizabeth Bennet.

Exhibit curator Sophie Reynolds shared her thoughts on the reaction to that scene and the adaptation with the Guardian.

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